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The Count of Monte Cristo
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  • Plaints made in common are almost prayers, and prayers where two or three are gathered together invoke the mercy of heaven.
  • She would invoke the past, recall old recollections; she would supplicate him by the remembrance of guilty, yet happy days.
  • All the pious ideas that had been so long forgotten, returned; he recollected the prayers his mother had taught him, and discovered a new meaning in every word; for in prosperity prayers seem but a mere medley of words, until misfortune comes and the unhappy sufferer first understands the meaning of the sublime language in which he invokes the pity of heaven!

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  • She invoked the Fifth Amendment as reason not to answer.
  • Both read the same Bible, and pray to the same God; and each invokes his aid against the other.
    Abraham Lincoln (Second Inaugural Address)

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